24 year old Harriet Dart, of Great Britain, says Johanna Konta, the top-ranked British player on the WTA Tour, has been super-inspiring for British women tennis players. Konta has peaked at No. 4 in the rankings and is currently at No.
15 in the world.
Harriet Dart says Johanna Konta has been an inspiration for British women
Dart is currently the third highest ranked British woman and is currently playing the domestic British series events. According to Eurosport, Dart says, "We're pretty friendly and we practice a lot when we're both in London.
Being part of the Fed Cup with her was a great experience, and being able to consistently practice with someone who's as high as her is great for me, as it means I know what I need to keep improving on. It's important for me to learn from these things - she's quite a bit older than me and I need to take what I can and learn from her.
She's been super inspiring for British women with how much she's achieved, so I'm sure she'll continue to achieve a lot for the rest of her career. At the moment, she's had a great career and she'll continue to push those boundaries and continue to do really well.
I wouldn't call it a rivalry with her - my ranking's quite far down compared to hers. For me, it's just trying to improve daily and take each step as it comes." Harriet Dart is currently ranked No. 147 in the world in singles and No.
220 in doubles. She has a career-high singles ranking of world No. 121 and a career-high doubles ranking of No. 92. Dart has won four singles and 14 doubles titles on the ITF Women's Circuit and has also reached the semi-finals of the mixed doubles with Jay Clarke at Wimbledon.
Johanna Konta's best results include reaching the semi-finals of the Australian Open, Wimbledon and the French Open and was the first Briton to be ranked amongst the WTA's top ten since Jo Durie over 30 years previously.
She has won 3 WTA singles titles, including the WTA title in Stanford and the Miami Open. Konta was beaten in the first round of the WTA event in Lexington this week and had earlier said she plans to drive to New York to compete in the US Open. Photo from LTA Twitter Account